Annually, nearly 2 million people in the U.S. become infected with bacteria that antibiotics can’t treat. Antimicrobial stewardship protects patients and reduces health care costs.
Violence in the health care setting is on the rise. Here is how The Joint Commission and health care organizations are addressing it.
Many states are strengthening regulations around medication compounding. A new Joint Commission certification for compounding pharmacies is intended to support compliance.
The Joint Commission debuts refreshed Speak Up™ program to educate and empower patients
Joint Commission cracks down on hand hygiene (subscription may be required)
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Advancing Patient-Reported Outcome Measures to Increase Patient-Centered CareJohn M. Eisenberg Award Recipients
Interest is growing in using patients’ own reports of their health—patient-reported outcomes, or PROs—to measure quality of life and use performance on these measures for payer incentives that reward higher quality care and better outcomes. A new study in the August 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety details how a PRO implementation program at a children’s hospital can serve as a model for using PROs in a clinical setting.
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